Security Officer/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 6 March 2018
working as a security officer at the hospital was quite rewarding at times because you get to meet all kinds of people patients visitors public sector ie police fire brigade top surgeons n h s management and estates but as a contractor our management was never to be seen when you needed them and had to make decisions but most of the time wasn't the right ones and was punished for your actions
Cash in Transit Driver (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 7 March 2018
The vans are hopeless, if you go a week without breaking down its an achievement, equipment is hopeless. Poor management. The only good thing is the other drivers, most days are between 10-12hrs but it's a dying trade with all the bank closures. Greedy Shareholders won't release money for new vans/equipment only going to get worse.
Paid lunch breaks
Dying trade, getting your head kicked in for £11.50 an hour
Full Time Relief Court Security Officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 27 December 2017
Job itself is good,no day is the same,management are good,if i have any work issues they are approachable and helpful. The guards i work with are good people who are friendly and helpful.The main gripe is the hourly rate..far too low for the responsibilities that go with the job !! Hardest part of the job is dealing with kick offs / disputes. I do enjoy meeting people and communicating with people from different backgrounds though.
Work with some good, experienced guards in the company.
Prison Officer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 19 October 2017
Expected to work through the hour break you have on a 12 hour shift management dont want to help you or listen to concerns often left to work alone as colleagues dont want to help and just sit around in office leaving new people to pick up all the slack then degrade them in staff meetings by blaming new starters for all the things going wrong. you work 60+ hours every week without a choice and no breaks A/L was given to me without even been giving a chance to pick. Over all its a shambles!!!
Cit cash solutions driver (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 2 July 2017
Poor management..rubbish equipment..treated like dirt and expected to work up to 14 hour days if the management say "it's gotta be done"..stay away from g4s cash solutions even if you're on the dole. .it's an awful place to work..morale is currently below 0....
Security/Steward (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 11 April 2017
Great company to work for, was able to attend many events and no two days were ever the same. Some days you had the greatest friendly patrons and others i was faced with difficult situations but was able to diffuse correctly due to the substantial training i had beforehand.
Steward/Security (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 23 June 2016
This job helps you progress certain skills like, communication and it helps you gain confidence when you have to interact with the public. Keeping a smile on your face and helping people out are the main things to be successful in to be able to enjoy this job.
You as a person get to experience different working environments, in all types of weather conditions and various working hours. Co-workers are very friendly and supportive as well as the supervisors. The hardest part of the job is to always stay aware of your surroundings and people around you and what is going on, on the day.
Stewarding/ security officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 26 October 2015
a typical day at work is searching everyone that comes through the turnstiles to make sure they don't bring anything banned or illegal in the premises. Everyday I learn how people try to sneak prohibited objects in to the premises so we all know where to look next time.
the management are kind and they are there to help with any problems that any of the staff have. If you respect and protect your co-workers they will treat you the same way as expected.
The hardest part of the job is making sure no one causes any trouble so that everyone can have a good time and enjoy themselves. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing people having a good time and respecting and talking to you in a respectful manner.
I joined G4S as a CVIT driver and left having held multiple national level management roles. G4S tends to work in tough environments which can present significant challenges however if you work hard you can really build a career at G4S.
Can pay a little less than than main industry competition
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 10 November 2014
On a typical day at work I wi laison with my team to make certen everyone understand what kind of day we are expecting to have and who will work in what possision , I learn that team work is important and each day can be different.I also mannage the team in difficult times, make shure timeing is accurate one must always listen to the customers who is always right, the hard part of my job is when I have to evick someone from the site , the most enjoyable part of my job is whe a customer is satisfied an smileing and on there way out I get that big thanks and have a nice day , I that make me want to carry on doing what I love best ,
Team Field Manager or Coordinator Utility services (Former Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 8 January 2014
Check Cyclic, appointments team,Must Reader Workload. Monitor and resolve any expired work first thing in the morning. Assist allocation with any telephone queries around allocation of work (SRV's, Must reads etc). Update planners. Check/ monitor daily performances. Check comms logs. Liaise with Meter U/Search counterpart to reach the contractual targets. Respond to any incoming e- mails.
Manage sickness Sickness forms Movement of work to other staff Absence tracker Corrective actions if needed Occupational Health referrals Capability if needed Resolve complaints.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 3 January 2014
The management will bully any member of staff that does not work 60 hour weeks, as they see them as unproductive and unwilling to help the company, regardless of whether you have outside commitments, for example a family, to them you are to be treated as a second class member of staff.